HTC 8X and 8S both on their way to UK shores
Three UK has announced on their official blog plans to stock both HTC Windows Phones that were announced today at the manufacturer's event in New York. The HTC 8X and 8S are HTC's entries for Apollo to match Nokia's new Lumia line and the Samsung ATIV S.
Unfortunately no details have been supplied surrounding availability or pricing, but if we're to follow how AT&T will be setting bars, we wont be looking at a loan or possibility of a remortgage. EE (Everything Everywhere - Orange and T-Mobile) has taken up both the Lumia 820 and Lumia 920 to launch on its new 4G LTE network.
We'll expect more information to be published by Three on what models will be stocked, as well as colours and pricing. Now Three UK and EE have both thrown their support behind Windows Phone 8, only the likes of Vodafone and O2 remain.
Source: Three UK
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o2 will never support Windows Phone like the rest, they are in bed with Apple and Blackberry, you try getting a smartphone from them, they always push you towards Apple and Blackberry, regardless of what you say you want. I remember I had an argument over the Palm Pre with a saleperson, they just would not sell me one, instead opting to sell me an iPhone and telling me if I need a keyboard, I should go for a BlackBerry because they're so much 'better'. o2 additionally, only give a shit about customers who pay £50+ per month, and even then they dont really give a damn.
Im on three, but I want a 920 tbh. Will stick with my 710 until February though, see what 7.8 brings.
This is EXACTLY how I feel and pretty much what I was going to say. Hopefully we'll be able to buy unlocked Lumias...
I wish the specs for the 8S matched its big sister because out of all the phones seen so far the blue 8S is the best looking, just popping the lumia 920, which I will probably get in white on EE.
Never been interested in HTC. The 8x seems to have some good specs and will help the windows phone cause. Good on them
Off topic, when will jay make the windows phone 8 app for WPCentral? And will he still support us 7.5 users with 7.8? I hope there is an update soon for the app. :-)
If O2 don't get their act together and get behind the 920, I'll be going elsewhere!
I've been in to a few O2s, and out of all of 'em only one was backing WP.... Shame all the others were iSheep
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